Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wednesday wondering

1. The next time I have to organize a big event where I have to schmooze/boss around politicians and other dignitaries, would someone please tell me I have a rooster tail growing out of the top of my head?
Oh and what's up with that massive prom zit on my chin? I'm forty-one years old. Weren't those supposed to stop coming around, oh, I don' t know - about twenty-one years ago??

Just doing my best to stay humble.

2. I've never been one to get hooked on computer games or electronic games of any kind. Or any games for that matter. Sudoku? Boring. Solitaire? Oh I might be able to kill 15 minutes or so, but after you've seen those cards topple once or twice, who cares anymore? Crossword puzzles? I get frustrated after about the third word. Tetris? Once in a while, but rarely. So then WHY am I suddenly getting hooked on a word search game on a KIDS' WEBSITE?? When Julie scored 48 points for a word, I just HAD to top her. Oh yeah - 57 points! But then it wouldn't let me use a doozy of a word - warehouse - because it limits the words to 8 letters. What's up with THAT? When I crashed and burned at level 7, I couldn't rest until I got to 8... and then, wouldn't you know it, the website announced a scheduled shut-down and then disappeared. IN THE MIDDLE OF MY HIGHEST SCORE YET! The audacity! I went to bed twitching and dreaming of words I could have used. (For those of you who are now determined to beat my score - sorry, you can only get on to Quizzy's word search if your kid has a Webkinz toy and password!) Oh dear. Where do I sign up for Quizzy's word search anonymous?

3. Did I tell you I joined a dragon boat racing team? Just for fun? Yeah, apparently I think it's FUN to subject your body to an hour of torture a couple of times a week. And it's FUN to suffer pain in muscles you never knew you had in the first place. And it's oh so much FUN to have the steer-person yell at you "pull! hard!" just when you feel like you're ready to melt into a puddle in the middle of the boat. Or vomit over the edge into the murky river water. Fun, baby. It's fun. (In all seriousness, though, it really is fun. Watch for pictures after the tournament this weekend.)


Gina said...

I think you look very professional!

And the zit thing? I am with you, what the hell are they still doing on my face?

Anvilcloud said...

I played a lot of games on my first computer many, many years ago. I seldom play anymore and haven't much for about two decades now.

Joyce said...

dragon boat... wow, that is cool. Very impressive that you stick your neck (arms?) out to learn something new, especially when it involves muscles.

Linda said...

Join the crowd. I used to get cold sores all the time and if I didn't have one, my hair would be horrible. If it's any consolation, I'm sure Mr. Toews only noticed how well you represented your organization.

Whippersnapper said...

You and the dignitary seem to be staring very soulfully into each other's eyes. He ain't noticing no zit there, honey, and if he is, he doesn't care. The man is obviously, and for very good reasons, totally smitten.

Pamela said...

beauty mark -- and a little bit of spike.

catching up. wondering about the kids in previous post, too.

Liz said...

Ugh, I still get the occasional zit as well. What is that all about?

karla said...

I think you look very professional Heather. Doesn't wearing red even symbolize power and authority?

So do tell! How was meeting Victor?

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